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VTA Fares

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Seniors (65+)/Disabled/Medicare Reduced Fare:

To qualify for the Senior/Disabled/Medicare fare, you must present one of the following: a Medicare Card, Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount Card or a valid card from another California transit provider, DMV Disabled License Plate registration, DMV Disabled Parking Placard printout, or proof of age (65 or older).

Loading a Clipper Card:

All VTA ticket vending machines can add value to youth, adult and senior/RTC Clipper cards. VTA's ticket vending machines accept cash, credit and debit cards as payment.

Directions for loading value at a TVM:

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You can also load Clipper cards at many Walgreens locations, the VTA Downtown Customer Service Center and VTA River Oaks administrative offices. 
Clipper retail locations

In addition, you can add value to your card by visiting or by calling (877) 878-8883. Please register your Clipper card. For lost or stolen cards please contact Clipper Customer Service at (877) 878-8883.

Express Bus Service

Express Bus Fares Apply to Express Bus Service

All Youth and Senior/Disabled/Medicare fares are valid on VTA Express Bus service (this does not include Dumbarton Express, Highway 17 Express or MST 55) without an upgrade payment.

Exact Fare Required

When boarding VTA buses and paying with cash, place exact fare in the fare box (operators do not carry change)

Single Ride Light Rail Ticket

Single Ride Light Rail Ticket is valid for up to (2) hours in any direction only on Light Rail and Historic Trolley service. It is not acceptable toward the fare on bus service. Must have valid fare prior to boarding.
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Annual Pass

Annual pass subscriptions can be purchased any time of the year.